Three Tips to Keep Your Brandon Home Comfortable in the Cooler Months

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Brandon aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so vital to keep up with annual air conditioner service.

We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort during these months as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is suggested to be done annually. After all, who wants to spend these chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable the entire season?

Already check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of warm air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to switch out and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they could be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a starting point, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can do once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange air conditioner service, give the experts at Brandon Heating and Plumbing a call at 204-728-0180 or set up an appointment with us online.